aether 60 backpack- the winner!
After intense comparison among ultra-light packs, I came to decide on the Aether 60 for its 1)comfort!! 2)bomb-proof construction, and 3)ultra-light weight with all the bells and whistles. I tried the granite gear ozone and the Gregory z-pack and found the Aether far superior in every way and worth the extra ounces. Now that I have it and its under routine abuse, I suggest it to anyone who will listen. I will soon be taking this pack on a 3-month minimalist backpacking trip across Western Europe.